Peace and Pickles strike to knock out holders Oakwell

Dave Hall of Hanging Heaton Cricket Club is thwarted by Batley Celtics goalkeeper Jamie Trott.
Dave Hall of Hanging Heaton Cricket Club is thwarted by Batley Celtics goalkeeper Jamie Trott.
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Last season’s Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup winners Oakwell Motel’s defence ended at the quarter-final stage after they lost 2-1 at Woodman Batley Carr on Sunday.

Daniel Peace and Neil Pickles netted for Woodman, with Jonny Beverley replying for Oakwell.

A Michael Smith brace, plus goals from Tom Ordmondroyd and Stuart McCallum, saw Birkenshaw progress after edging out AFC Chickenley in a 4-3 victory. Shaun McDaid (two) and Sean Housecroft scored for Chickenley.

In the Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy quarter-finals, Navigation had Dave Blakeley (two) and Bobby Campbell on target as they won 3-1 at home to Town Rangers.

Also through to the semi-finals are Scholes Athletic, who won 5-2 at Bay Horse East Ardsley.

Kieran Armitage and James Crines both struck twice for Scholes, who also had Jonny Irving on the scoresheet.

Marc Gunjal hit a double for Bay Horse. Richard Naylor and Mark Wigley scored for FC Liversedge, but they lost 3-2 to Clifton Rangers.

The only Premier Division game of the weekend played saw Overthorpe Sports Club climb to fifth place after beating bottom side Battyeford 4-1.

Jamie Beever led the way with a brace of goals, while Liam Bradford and Lewis Ward also found the net.

Tom Frizzel hit Battyeford’s consolation goal.

Mirfield Town extended their lead at the top of the Championship to 12 points after Tom Hague, Elliot Smith and Jonathan Mitchell all scored in a 3-0 win over seventh-placed Marsh.

Hartshead lifted themselves off the foot of the table after beating Taylor 3-0 thanks to strikes from Lewis Heeley, Jack Allerton and a long-range Jack Murphy effort.

Birstall St Patricks shocked third-placed Mount Pleasant, beating them 3-0 thanks to goals from Graham Fahy, Tom Williams and Sam Tyrell.

The bottom two sides in Division One met and it was visitors Punch Bowl who emerged 9-2 winners at Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves. Josh Wood, Nathan Clarke and Liam Curtis all fired hat-tricks for victorious Punch Bowl, with Ben Shaw and Danny Marshall replying for Overthorpe.

In Division Two, third-placed Cobras FC were handsome 5-1 winners against mid-table Clifton Rangers Reserves.

Elsewhere, Batley Celtics were 1-0 winners at Hanging Heaton FC.